Computer-based Summative Administration and Scoring Trainings

In light of the measures being taken nationwide to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the shelter-in-place mandates in effect across the state of California, Educational Testing Service, the California Department of Education, and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) are changing the format of the fall Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring in-person trainings to an online format in the Moodle Training Site.

Attendance at Statewide Trainings

Statewide training is mandatory and each local educational agency (LEA) will be required to complete the online certification. LEA ELPAC coordinators and other test examiners can fulfill their training requirements by accessing the virtual training modules within the ELPAC Administration and Scoring Moodle Training Site external icon. Trainers must be certified by December 4, 2020.

Available resources in the Moodle Training Site include:

  • Two new certification courses (grades K–12 or grades 6–12) for LEA ELPAC coordinators or their designee.
  • Training videos and presentations
  • Training quizzes and calibration quizzes
  • PDF versions of the training binder

View this Moodle Training Site Quick Start Guide to helpful information on how to access the training.

Each LEA ELPAC coordinator or their designee will need to complete the certification course by December 4, 2020, for their appropriate grade span.

Each LEA can request to receive in the mail a printed copy(ies) of the Summative 2020–21 ELPAC Administration and Scoring training binder. Each LEA has an allocation and can order up to that allocation. Additional binders may be ordered. Training binders should arrive to LEAs by October 15, 2020.


The Summative Administration and Scoring Registration Site external icon opened on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. In September, local educational agency (LEA) ELPAC coordinators received an email containing information for their LEA about requesting training binders. LEA ELPAC coordinators must complete the online request to receive their training binder.

The 2020–2021 Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Moodle Training Site (Moodle) external icon opened October 19, 2020.

November 2020–January 2021: Virtual Office Hours for the Summative and Alternate ELPAC ASTs

SCOE will hold office hours—via Zoom—to answer test administration questions for both the Summative ELPAC and the Alternate ELPAC. Questions can be submitted through Moodle, and the Zoom link can be accessed within Moodle.

Audience: LEA ELPAC coordinators


  • November 5: 1–2 p.m.—General ELPAC
  • November 19: 1–2 p.m.—Alternate ELPAC
  • December 2: 1–2 p.m.—General ELPAC
  • December 10: 1–2 p.m.—Alternate ELPAC (cancelled)
  • January 7: 1–2 p.m.—Alternate ELPAC (cancelled)
  • January 14: 1–2 p.m.—General ELPAC

Regional Workshops

Please note that all ELPAC Test Examiners are required to be trained before administering the Summative ELPAC. To accommodate your LEA's training needs, there will be many training opportunities for test examiners. The training schedule is posted on the ELPAC web site. New dates will be added as they become available on the ELPAC web site on the Summative Assessment Regional Training List web page.